ALSO acquires BeIP
France: broadliner ALSO has acquired network and storage VAD BeIP for an undisclosed amount. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. BeIP offers a wide portfolio of IT technologies and related support services across France. The company also has a limited business in French-speaking Africa. The company focuses on so-called vertical markets such as those for telecommunications operators. "BeIP perfectly complements our existing portfolio in France, enabling us to expand and strengthen our market position. Under the umbrella of the ALSO Holding company, we will generate additional growth for BeIP. Accessing new vertical markets in turn presents tremendous potential for ALSO. BeIP will help us to tap these markets in France and elsewhere", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG in Switzerland. "With its state-of-the-art B2B marketplace, ALSO is a leading European company. We are delighted to be part of the ALSO Group, and to meet the growing needs of our customers", said Erwan Le Guen, CEO of BeIP, who will remain minority shareholder and continue to work for the company within the ALSO Group.
Broadliner ALSO has expanded its Cloud Marketplace offering with DocuSign's vertical Digital Transaction Management (DTM) and eSignature cloud services. ALSO will introduce these widely used cloud services for making every agreement fully digital with seamless, automated delivery. Simultaneously, ALSO is also adopting DocuSign for internal use. DocuSign changes how business gets done by digitizing paperwork, empowering anyone to transact anytime, anywhere, on any device securely. With DocuSign, organizations of any size, industry and geography can eliminate the hassles, costs and lack of compliance inherent in printing, faxing, scanning and overnighting paper documents to transact business. DocuSign is the fastest, easiest, most reliable way to make every agreement 100% digital to keep life and business moving forward.
"Companies in both SMB and Enterprise segments face the challenge to build an integrated yet efficient, secure and scalable digital signature solution. With global standard for Digital Transaction Management and eSignature DocuSign, these companies benefit from a fully automated service without compromise in the areas of security, data sovereignty or compliance. This offering helps our channel partners to be the first to offer complete and seamless digital signature solutions to their customers", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG.
"DocuSign is used by more than 250,000 companies and more than 100 million users across 188 countries to complete nearly one million transactions every day. Signing documents error-free in minutes accelerates cycle time to results, helping companies realize revenues more quickly while delivering a best-in-class customer experience. We're excited to welcome ALSO to the DocuSign Global Trust Network to extend the power of Digital Transaction Management to more organizations across Europe via their leading B2B marketplace and channel partners", said Mark Register, SVP of Business Development and Channels at DocuSign.
DocuSign automatically pulls and updates information in existing business systems to eliminate manual re-keying of data and associated errors. Ultimately, it curbs processing costs by reducing the time that employees spend preparing, sending, tracking, reconciling and handling documents so they can spend more time on what matters most: customers and their success. DocuSign services are available through ALSO in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
Ingram Micro back in Nordics
Scandinavia: after retreating from Denmark, Finland and Norway and focussing only on Sweden in 2009, broadliner Ingram Micro has decided to reinstate local sales offices for its broadline business in these three countries. Between 2009 and 2016, the distributor covered the three countries from the export office of its German subsidiary or, from time to time (like Norway between october 2009 and september 2010), through a local sales agent. The Danish business was then sold to Actebis (now ALSO), while the Finnish and Norwegian offices were closed altogether. Since then, Ingram Micro has only Mobility and POS businesses in Denmark, Finland and Norway, originating from the acquisition of Brightpoint in 2012 and Symtec Nordic in 2006. The distributor has expanded its teams, and is now able again to sell a full portfolio of IT products, which it will officially do starting at the beginning of 2017, with new broadline business in Denmark, Finland and Norway, beside Sweden (source: IT Bransjen Norge).
ALSO and Innovix form strategic partnership
Broadliner ALSO and Innovix Distribution have agreed on a strategic partnership to bring a wide range of local and global vertical-focused cloud services to SMB and Enterprise customers in South-East Asia and Hong Kong. Both companies are joining forces to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace platform available to 5,500 of Innovix's channel partners starting in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, with plans to expand further in the region. The partnership provides ALSO with the opportunity to expand services from its catalogue to Innovix's customers. Right from the start, well-known international cloud service providers and local vertical-focused ISVs will have a new platform to offer a broad range of services.
"This partnership is an important milestone for ALSO in our strategic effort to expand business opportunities with our partners in dynamic new regions. We already serve 15 markets in Europe directly and 15 more through our partners in the UK (Westcoast) and the Middle-East (Logicom). Our partnership with Innovix will expand our footprint even further", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG.
"Innovix is accelerating its cloud services offering to serve an expanding list of partners, including ISVs, hosters and managed service providers. The strategic partnership with ALSO provides us with a world-class cloud marketplace platform that will enable us to provide exceptional customer experience to our partners. We look forward to working together with ALSO to expand our renowned service and product offerings", said Edmand Cheung, Group Managing Director of Innovix Distribution.
Broadliner ALSO broadens its security portfolio and offers Thycotic security solutions in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. Thycotic thoroughly secures privileged accounts in enterprise IT systems against cyber attacks, with more than 7,500 companies already trusting their services globally. Privileged accounts are at the center of any IT system and serve as universal access for administrators to systems, applications and databases. "Thycotic is market leader when it comes to security of privileged accounts. With Thycotic security solutions we offer our partners and customers additional solutions to administrate application rights and client management and check for security gaps. I am especially impressed by the solution's scalability – originally developed for mid-sized sector businesses, today Thycotic is being used in corporate group IT systems", said Saša Viro, Senior Vice President Solution Services of ALSO.
"Leveraging our Secret Server solution, ALSO customers and partners will have the confidence that a fundamental security layer will be enforced to protect against cyber attacks. Our solution also automates the management and security of enterprise privileged accounts from one single console, saving both time and money while also reducing risk", said Simon Azzopardi, Vice President EMEA & APAC of Thycotic. Thycotic's Secret Server, core application of the security solution, automatically identifies privileged accounts within IT landscapes, accumulates the data and safestores them in a password safe. Within this process any safety risk due to non-administrated accounts as well as compliance-relevant safety gaps are being detected. Moreover, in case of a cyber attack, passwords can be changed and renewed in very short time, helping companies to safeguard their systems.
ALSO Danmark A/S
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